Part 4, and the final part, addresses school safety, self-regulation, social skills, and gives a compelling case for taking a different approach other than Zero Tolerance.
Part 3 addresses the real problems that schools face and looks at some solutions. This part also looks at two more case studies.
Part 2 examines the historical factors that lead to Zero Tolerance laws and policies and looks at another case study of its misuse.
Zero Tolerance policies are designed to be mindless, and when enforced without careful thought result in great harm. Furthermore, these policies hide the underlying issues that affect school discipline issues. Part 1 introduces Zero Tolerance's origins and looks at a case study of its misuse.
Negative reinforcement is commonly misunderstood. Too often it the term is confused with punishment or being mean. By completing this tutorial you will learn what negative reinforcement really is.
American Education has had many influences on it, but perhaps the greatest set of influences took place during the era of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States of America.
Students should have smart devices. The usefulness of the devices far out weigh the easily solved problems associated with smart devices being in the classroom and in education.
What is a meme? Where do they come from? Are they unique to the 21st Century? The answers are here.
Bullying is a problem. Cyber bullying is even more of one since it is hard to catch. Is there a solution? Yes.
A classic recipe with healthy twists optional.
This is a free game that teachers and parents can use to teach their children subtraction. Using manipulatives, you child can more easily master subtraction.
A free addition math game that parents and teacher can use. This game utilizes manipulatives to teach.
A short satire on social networks.
American government broken down so it can be easily understood. Also the reason why it was done the way it was.
This article looks at the political climate that resulted from the end of the First World War and leading up to the Second World War.
The Battle of Britain. Why was it won on the part of Great Britain and lost on the part of Nazi Germany? Here is the answer.
This article covers the theories of multiple influential psychologists and how they relate to motivation and education in our society.
This article covers the reasons for Adolf Hitler and the Nazi German's behaviors leading up to the start of the Second World War.
How Adolf Hitler come to power? Did he come to power legally? This article covers a brief history to answer these questions.
A middle and high school lesson plan that covers the Japanese-American Internment Camps during America'a involvement of the Second World War.
In a climate of education where educators fear cellphones, there is a ray of hope. Funds are short for education and student's cellphone could hold the answer to helping schools and teacher.
How to make quality vanilla extract from scratch including picture instructions. Also includes facts about types of beans.
A brief photo tour of the Yorkshire Dales around Keighley, West Yorkshire England. All photos were original taken by the author.
After a stupid comment about how .22LR rounds were harmless, an article about respect on guns was born. Nothing allows guns to kill more than ignorance and stupidity. Or rather, guns don't kill people, stupidity does.
Where does the phrase, "You have the right to remain silent," come from? What does this have to do with "Pleading the 5th?" The answers are here.
Ford and Jobs have some things in common. A prospective on modern technology & innovation with a historical twist.
A brief look at the impacts of nuclear testing and related industries in the Western United states.
A critical analysis of the political implications of the Fukushima Nuclear accident that occurred after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Has the education system forgotten the true purpose for school? Do you know what that purpose is? Find out here. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas as well.
Is the use of nuclear weapons on Japan justifiable? What are the reasons behind this choice? What are the impacts? Here are the answers.
A strategy on how to get out of the Timeshare trap. Based off of personal experience.
Could Chernobyl and Fukushima have been prevented? An analysis of two nuclear disasters that have shaped our world.
How to handle a telemarketer call so you never get called again.
A summary of what is causing the political turmoil in Thailand and how recent events relate to it.
An interactive poster that teaches how Nazi Germany came to be.
A critical analysis of the UNEV gasoline pipeline that goes from North Salt Lake Utah to North Las Vegas Nevada.
A look at what Autism is.
A critical essay looking at the two philosophers Plato & Aristotle and see which from of government each recommends is best.
A list of movies that you should never see, but who's books you should read. Also a list of movies and books that did work out.
The Utah prairie dog is an interesting species but there is a lot of misinformation out there about them. Here are the facts.
A short fiction about love, loss and life.
Machiavelli, the name is a blessing and a curse. A compelling argument for why Machiavelli is so important to the modern world.
A recipe to the best chocolate cake you will ever eat! Requires only 3 ingredients.
How to get filet mignon for cheap.
Who are John Locke and Thomas Hobbes? What makes them so important? Explore the similarities and differences of two political philosophers who shaped the modern world.
If you want to turn your PS3 into an awesome entertainment PC, here is how.